The R.M.S. Empress of Ireland Community
Robert Roberts Liddell was the Senior 3rd Engineer on the Empress of Ireland and had been born August 16th, 1876 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, the son of John, a draper’s salesman born about 1848 at Stanwix, Cumberland, and Mary Ellen (nee Shepherd; born about 1848 at Whitehaven, Cumberland) Liddell, who had married in early 1874 in Whitehaven, Northumberland. In 1901, he lived with his family (including brother Frederick) at Rosebury Avenue, Liscard, Birkenhead, Cheshire, and he was listed as a marine engineer aged 24. He held BT certificate 36287, first class. He married Ottilia Anna Ranta at some point and passed away on 9 January 1949 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.